The Historical Exhibition tells the story of the Leper’s Home, from the foundation of the first establishment in the late 19th century to its present function as a cultural center.

The timeline displayed on the walls delineates the numerous changes that took place in the complex over a period lasting more than a century, in the fields of medicine, society and culture.


The exhibition features original furniture pieces from the asylum, personal belongings owned by the patients, and medical equipment that remained in the complex when the asylum was closed in 2000.

The exhibition reopened a decade following its inauguration in 2009 at the initiative of Ruth Wexler, the Chief Nurse of the Hansen Government Hospital during the last two decades of its existence.


 Visit the exhibition through the Virtual Tour


Curator: Karine Shabtai